Learn how to measure your head to make a perfectly fitting hat, with a soft brim. You will alter the pattern to fit, and make your hat from the pattern you create; understanding how the fabric you select limits or expands the possibilities of what you create. The project includes making your own piping, creating channelled ruching, inserting lining, and tips for pressing and finishing. Use a fabric you love – medium weight cotton, linen and silk through to heavyweight wool and tweeds are suitable. You will alter your pattern if necessary to suit your fabric choice. Piping could be a contrast colour, or from the same fabric if you like subtle. Contrast textures work well too – velvet piping on tweed, brocade piping on linen…..
Paper pattern, Petersham and ribbon are supplied - but you will need:
75cm of at least 135cm wide fabric for hat 20cm of at least 135cm wide fabric for piping (piping is traditionally made from fabric cut across the grain, but for this project, we will make the piping cut from the straight grain) 2 metres of piping cord 25cm of cotton or poly/cotton for lining 50cm of firm, woven, fusible interfacing Matching sewing thread
This class takes place in North Hykeham! With free parking only 5 minutes away! There is also a bus stop just a few minutes walk along the road. If you prefer to come on the train, it's a 15 minute walk from North Hykeham's train station! For more info please click here